Sharon Kay Stewart (Sinke), 76, died peacefully with her loved ones near. We are deeply grateful for our hospice experience. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Emily Sinke, and her sister, Judith Sinke. She is survived by her son, Richard Smith; her siblings, Patricia Kloostra, Michael Sinke, Christine Sinke, Deborah Markley, Raeni (Frank) Conner, Donna Garvin, and Allan Sinke; and many nieces and nephews. There will be no services per her request. Donations can be made to Spectrum Health Hospice Care or The American Cancer Society.
“Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch,
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.”
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Spectrum Health Hospice
100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123